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Lessons To Be Learned From The Privatisation Of Extension In The Netherlands

DLV, the Dutch Extension Service
– Founded 100 years ago
– Part of a formal, government managed agricultural knowledge system involving research, extension and education

Situation in late 19th and early 20th century:
– Small, technologically backward farms
– Low productivity and competitiveness

Two possible strategies:
– Protection of agricultural sector: tariffs, subsidies, etc.
– Development of agricultural sector through research, extension and training

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Author(s): DVLA Agriconsult

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Organizations(s): DVL - The Dutch Extension Service